Lately, I’m having trouble keeping up with all the Kardashian scandals! In the latest faux pas, numerous news outlets are reporting the striking similarities between several designer bags and those produced by the Kardashian Kollection for Sears! Oops.
It seems that in an effort to pedal their own questionable style to their poor fans the sisters Kardashian pretty klosely kopied some of their favorite bags. While making the rounds promoting their new handbag collection in Australia, Khloe insisted: “these are our designs, we design everything.” With Kim echoing, “we’re extremely involved in every last process.”
“We’re really heavily involved in the design process from start to finish,” Kim added, brushing aside accusations of copying. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars have been accused of borrowing ideas! When their collection first hit stores in August, Sears was forced to recall a handbag because of copyright infringement when famous designer Monica Botiker issued a “cease and desist” letter demanding Sears discontinue carrying the similar bag!
And earlier this year Kim was called out by well-known jewelry designer Alexis Bittar for allegedly replicating some of his designs for her collection Belle Noel. The designer has since “banned” Kim from borrowing any of his pieces to wear on the red carpet!
Perhaps the Kardashsians are paying tribute to the work of famous designers, but they haven’t given any credit where credit is due (see above statements). Or perhaps they are just keeping up with the trends! Whatever the reasons, the similarities are striking. Below are some comparisons between the Kardashian Kollection Bags and the designer versions!
The Kardashian trouble with the fashion community doesn’t end there, as apparently wedding gown designer to the stars, Vera Wang and other vendors involved in Kim’s 72-day scam are “pissed” that Kim took advantage of them!
Jo Piazza, a celebrity journalist and author, is claiming that some high-profile vendor’s reputations may suffer as a result of the shenanigan. “Especially someone like Vera Wang who pretty closely aligned her personal brand with Kim’s in the wedding special,” Jo explains. “The divorce will tarnish their brand, E!’s brand and even some of the vendors who participated in the circus.” Yikes!
Ms. Piazza adds that as the divorce news continues to circulate and Kim continues to receive media backlash there will be a lot of “mention” of the three Vera Wang gowns Kim wore to celebrate her nuptials and “that isn’t the kind of product placement Vera was hoping for when she got involved with the Kardashians.” Well when you lay down with dogs…
Vera is said to be especially frustrated, because she inked a deal with the affordably priced bridal retail giant David’s Bridal to reproduce versions of Kim’s gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the line is scheduled to hit stores in February 2012, but unfortunately Kim’s marriage has already fallen apart and is almost certainly headed for divorce! Luckily, they are still beautiful gowns many women would love to wear! When asked about her company’s involvement in the charade known as Kim’s Fake-asy Wedding, Vera divorced herself (pun intended) from the situation and snapped: “Oh please, stop. I’m not a marriage counselor.”
It seems Kim will continue to try and make big bucks off her wedding and subsequent divorce sob story as she graces the December cover of Marie Claire magazine under the headline: “What Went On in Her Crazy Marriage.”
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THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION BAGS – DO YOU THINK THEY WERE COPIED OR JUST KEEPING WITH TRENDS? ARE YOU SHOCKED THAT VERA WANG IS SO ANGRY ABOUT ASSOCIATING WITH KIM? DO YOU THINK HER BRAND WILL SUFFER AS A RESULT?
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